Tuesday, September 11, 2007
This article brings our attention to the treatment (or rather the mistreatment) of terror detainees. Torturous acts of interrogation and abuse continue to be implemented and the United States Executive branch is allegedly turning the other cheek. Some prisoners who report physical abuse are guaranteed an investigation while other reports (the vast majority) are overlooked. Understandably, the state does not want to be accused of supporting terror and the people who advocate terrorism. However that should not make it permissible to violate the rights of the detainees by inflicting physical harm. Such oversights put us in as much of the wrong seat as are the terrorists themselves. And for what reason should one prisoner deserve an investigation of the matter and not another? Who should be held accountable for such issues within our government and how do we prevent these occurrences in the future?